25 U.S. Code § 1775c - Conveyance of lands to United States to be held in trust for Mohegan Tribe

(a) In general
Subject to the environmental requirements that apply to land acquisitions covered under part 151 of title 25, Code of Federal Regulations (or any subsequent similar regulation), the Secretary shall take such action as may be necessary to facilitate the conveyance to the United States of title to lands described in exhibits A and B of the State Agreement. Such lands shall be held by the United States in trust for the use and benefit of the Mohegan Tribe as the initial Indian reservation of the Mohegan Tribe.
(b) Consultation
(1) In general
The Secretary shall consult with the appropriate official of the town of Montville concerning any tract of land subject to exhibit B of the State Agreement but not specifically identified in such exhibit with respect to the impact on the town resulting from—
(A) the removal of the land from taxation by the town;
(B) problems concerning the determination of jurisdiction; and
(C) potential land use conflicts.
(2) Statutory construction
Nothing in this subchapter may affect the right of the town of Montville to participate, under any applicable law, in decisionmaking processes concerning the acquisition of any lands by the Federal Government to be held in trust for the Mohegan Tribe.

Source

(Pub. L. 103–377, § 5,Oct. 19, 1994, 108 Stat. 3504.)

 

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